Workers Comp

The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury in Texas

Personal injury law covers all kinds of accidents, from car accidents to defective drugs to slip and fall accidents. One major gap in personal injury coverage is workers’ compensation claims. The workers’ compensation system covers most (but not all) workplace injury claims.  Crew members of vessels and interstate railway works are not included in the… read more

Top Five Mistakes Made After a Job Injury

On-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses happen regularly. Across the U.S., 2.7 million workers reported a work-related injury or illness in 2020. That same year, over 210,000 Texas employees across all industrial sectors got injured or sick while working. Unlike many states, Texas does not mandate workers’ compensation for all employers. Instead, Texas caps an employer’s… read more

Do I Have to Get an Independent Medical Exam in Houston?

If the workers’ compensation insurer or the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation requests an independent medical examination (IME), you must submit to the examination. Failing to attend and cooperate during an IME could be grounds for denying your workers’ compensation claim. Therefore, understanding your rights regarding an IME is the first step in protecting yourself… read more

How Much is Texas’ My Workers’ Comp Case Worth?

Texas does not require employers to obtain workers’ compensation insurance. But for those that do, the workers’ comp carrier can provide compensation to injured employees. The compensation paid for a workers’ comp claim covers medical costs and provides temporary income replacement. For workers whose workplace injuries have caused permanent disabilities, workers’ comp insurance will also… read more

Unique Workplace Challenges for Healthcare Workers

Common career paths in the healthcare industry include physicians and nurses. Yet, there are hundreds of careers related to the healthcare industry that a person may pursue.  Indeed lists 32 of the possible career paths that people may explore. Many of these careers do not involve direct interaction with patients or years of education.  Depending… read more

What Is Popcorn Lung?

A chemical vapor used to flavor some of our most popular snacks has been linked to a dangerous lung condition called “popcorn lung.”  While diacetyl is thought to be safe to eat, it can cause serious damage to your lungs if inhaled.  Workers in food manufacturing and processing plants are especially at risk of developing… read more

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Got Coronavirus At Work in Houston?

Yes, you may be able to get workers’ compensation if you get coronavirus at work. However, some circumstances may make getting compensation difficult or even impossible. You will need to prove that your injury or illness is work-related. If it is not, you cannot get coverage. You must also be employed by a company that… read more

How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Take in Houston, TX?

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits in Texas can be the simplest way to obtain financial reimbursement for your medical expenses and lost wages after a job-related accident. Although Texas law does not require all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, most do. If you are at the beginning of a workers’ compensation case after a… read more

Can You Work While on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation in Texas serves to reimburse injured employees for their medical bills and lost wages so they can focus on recovery without financial strain. Workers’ compensation favors the employee – receiving benefits does not require proving anyone’s fault for the injury or illness. It is also not a requirement for employees to stop working… read more

Is My Company Liable for Passenger Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents On the Job in Houston?

Accidents that happen on the job in Texas abide by different rules and systems than non-work related accidents. Liability, a victim’s legal options, and how much compensation employees can receive, all differ from the typical rules when the crash happened at work. One example of the differences between work vs. non-work related accidents is in… read more